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1828 : British Surrender Last Post in Michigan
1828 : British Surrender Last Post in Michigan
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1828 : British Surrender Last Post in Michigan
On Nov. 14, 1828, the British surrendered their last post in Michigan after the War of 1812. The last post was on Drummond Island, once a critical region for trade and military dominance. They moved … Continue reading "1828 : British Surrender Last Post in Michigan"
1834: Epaphroditus Ransom Arrives in the Michigan Territory
1834: Epaphroditus Ransom Arrives in the Michigan Territory
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1834: Epaphroditus Ransom Arrives in the Michigan Territory
On November 14, 1834, Epaphroditus Ransom brought his family to the Michigan Territory and settled in Bronson, Michigan (the citizens later changed the name of the settlement to Kalamazoo). A lawyer by trade, he traveled … Continue reading "1834: Epaphroditus Ransom Arrives in the Michigan Territory"
1857 : First Gas Light in Grand Rapids
1857 : First Gas Light in Grand Rapids
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On November 14, 1857, the first gas light in Grand Rapids was lit by Francis B. Gilbert, president of the Grand Rapids Gas Light Co. The event “caused a crowd to gather at Canal and … Continue reading "1857 : First Gas Light in Grand Rapids"
1907 : Michigan Relics Hoax Exposed
1907 : Michigan Relics Hoax Exposed
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1907 : Michigan Relics Hoax Exposed
Shortly after the turn of the century Michigan became an archeological gold mine and a brisk trade developed in Biblical treasures like the diary of Noah, plans for the Tower of Babel, and copies of … Continue reading "1907 : Michigan Relics Hoax Exposed"
1914 : First Dodge Automobile Built
1914 : First Dodge Automobile Built
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1914 : First Dodge Automobile Built
On November 14, 1914, John and Horace Dodge built the first Dodge automobile at their facility in Hamtramck. It was the four-cylinder Dodge Model 30 and marketed as a slightly more upscale competitor to the … Continue reading "1914 : First Dodge Automobile Built"
1970 : Freda Payne Sings Band of Gold on American Bandstand
1970 : Freda Payne Sings Band of Gold on American Bandstand
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Detroit native Freda Charcilia Payne (born September 19, 1942) is an American Soul/R&B singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, “Band of Gold”. On November 14th 1970, Freda Payne performed … Continue reading "1970 : Freda Payne Sings Band of Gold on American Bandstand"
1972 : First Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Sold
1972 : First Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Sold
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On November 14, 1972, the first Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Game ticket was sold for 50 cents. The first weekly drawing was held on Nov. 24. On Feb. 22, 1973, the Michigan Lottery saw its … Continue reading "1972 : First Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Sold"
1973 : Betsy Brandt, American Actress, Born in Bay City, Michigan
1973 : Betsy Brandt, American Actress, Born in Bay City, Michigan
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1973 : Betsy Brandt, American Actress, Born in Bay City, Michigan
Betsy Brandt is an American actress. Born in Bay City, she developed a love for theater after winning the lead in a high school performance in her junior year. She graduated from Western High School … Continue reading "1973 : Betsy Brandt, American Actress, Born in Bay City, Michigan"
1977 : Michigan’s First State Prison for Women Opens
1977 : Michigan’s First State Prison for Women Opens
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The state’s first prison for women, The Huron Valley Women’s Facility in Ypsilanti, opened. Source : Historical Society of Michigan
1986 : Court of Appeals Judge Charged with Bribery, Commits Suicide
1986 : Court of Appeals Judge Charged with Bribery, Commits Suicide
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On November 14, 1986, Lansing was rocked when Court of Appeals Judge S. Jerome Bronson was arrested by Michigan State Police and arraigned on felony bribery charges stemming from a case pending before him. Authorities … Continue reading "1986 : Court of Appeals Judge Charged with Bribery, Commits Suicide"
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Wins AL MVP for Second Year in a Row
2013 : Miguel Cabrera Wins AL MVP for Second Year in a Row
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Cabrera, 30, in 2012 became the first player to win a Triple Crown in 45 years, and he followed that feat up with an even better season. He won his third consecutive batting championship (.348), … Continue reading "2013 : Miguel Cabrera Wins AL MVP for Second Year in a Row"
2014 : Michigan State Medical Campus in Flint Has Open House
2014 : Michigan State Medical Campus in Flint Has Open House
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Renovation has been completed and the public is invited to see the expansion of Michigan State University’s medical school in Flint. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house are planned Friday at Michigan State’s College of … Continue reading "2014 : Michigan State Medical Campus in Flint Has Open House"
2014 : MSU enrollment tops 50,000 students
2014 : MSU enrollment tops 50,000 students
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The first time Michigan State University enrolled more than 10,000 students was in the 1946-47 academic year, when soldiers returning from the second World War nearly doubled the size of the student body. What followed … Continue reading "2014 : MSU enrollment tops 50,000 students"
2016 : Laura Cox To Become First Female Chair of House Appropriation Committee
2016 : Laura Cox To Become First Female Chair of House Appropriation Committee
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State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, is set to become the first female chair of Michigan’s House Appropriations Committee next year. Cox, who was first elected to her seat in 2014, currently serves on the Appropriations … Continue reading "2016 : Laura Cox To Become First Female Chair of House Appropriation Committee"
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